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There are 10 ways to get from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Shin-Osaka Shinkansen Sakura / ...
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Thunderbird

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Train to Fukuoka, fly to Komatsu, bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Hakata
  2. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Komatsu (KMQ) FUK - KMQ
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

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Bus, train  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Hakata Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Nagoya
  3. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago

Night bus, train, bus  •  19h 6m

  1. Take the night bus from Kumamoto Sakuramachi BT to Ōsaka Namba Station
  2. Take the train from Osaka-Namba to Kintetsunagoya
  3. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago

Drive  •  11h 9m

  1. Drive from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 1001 km

Fly Kumamoto to Nagoya Airfield, bus  •  9h 14m

  1. Fly from Kumamoto (KMJ) to Nagoya Airfield (NKM) KMJ - NKM
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago

Fly Kumamoto to Chūbu Centrair, bus  •  9h 18m

  1. Fly from Kumamoto (KMJ) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) KMJ - NGO
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago

Train to Fukuoka, fly to Nagoya Airfield, bus  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Hakata
  2. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Nagoya Airfield (NKM) FUK - NKM
  3. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago

Fly Kumamoto to Osaka Itami, train, bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Fly from Kumamoto (KMJ) to Osaka Itami (ITM) KMJ - ITM
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Train to Fukuoka, fly to Matsumoto, train, bus  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Hakata
  2. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Matsumoto (MMJ) FUK - MMJ
  3. Take the train from Shiojiri to Nagano
  4. Take the train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
  5. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

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The most affordable way to get from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive, which costs ¥11000 - ¥17000 and takes 11h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to train and fly and bus which costs ¥10000 - ¥50000 and takes 7h 21m.

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The distance between Kumamoto and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 693 km. The road distance is 1001 km.

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 7h 33m and costs ¥36000 - ¥50000.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fukuoka Airport to Komatsu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 1001 km. It takes approximately 11h 9m to drive from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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Oriental Air Bridge, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Fukuoka Airport to Komatsu Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Kumamoto Airport is to bus which takes 44 min and costs ¥650 - ¥800.

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Map of how to get from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 693.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 33m

What companies run services between Kumamoto, Japan and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, Japan?

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Shin-Osaka and Kanazawa in around 7h 33m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥41000
Flights from Fukuoka to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥65000
Flights from Kumamoto to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥50000
Flights from Kumamoto to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥33000
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Kumamoto to Nagoya Airfield
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥24000
Flights from Fukuoka to Nagoya Airfield
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥31000
Flights from Fukuoka to Nagoya Airfield via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥29000 - ¥44000
Flights from Fukuoka to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥33000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥60000
Flights from Kumamoto to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥30000
Oriental Air Bridge
Website
orc-air.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥40000
Amakusa Airlines
Website
amx.co.jp
Flights from Kumamoto to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥30000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥21000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥14000 - ¥20000
Reserved seat
¥16000 - ¥21000
Green seat
¥21000 - ¥28000
Train from Hakata to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥23000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥16000 - ¥22000
Reserved seat
¥18000 - ¥23000
Green seat
¥23000 - ¥31000
Train from Kumamoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3600 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3600 - ¥4900
Reserved seat
¥4500 - ¥6000
Green seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8000
Green seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥9500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥6000 - ¥9000
Reserved Seat
¥6500 - ¥9500
Green Seat
¥9000 - ¥13000
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥5000 - ¥8000
Reserved Seat
¥5500 - ¥8000
Green Seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Train from Shiojiri to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2200 - ¥3200
Reserved Seat
¥2300 - ¥3300
Green Seat
¥3100 - ¥4300
Kintetsu Railways
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Osaka-Namba to Kintetsunagoya
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥2700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Osaka-Namba to Kintetsunagoya
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shiojiri to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Phone
0570-00-1010
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2500
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Gifu Bus
Phone
058-240-0489
Website
gifubus.co.jp
Bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4000
Schedules at
gifubus.co.jp
Adult
¥3000 - ¥4000
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Kumamoto Sakuramachi BT to Ōsaka Namba Station
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥12000
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Kaetsuno Bus
Website
kaetsunou.co.jp
Bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1100
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp

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